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Weʼre raising £7,500 to Please help families in Mutsvangwa, Chimanimani, Zimbabwe recover from Cyclone Idai

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Cyclone Idai Recovery: Appeal for Help for Families in Mutsvangwa Village, Chimanimani, Zimbabwe

SUMMARY

A year ago today – March 14-15, 2019 – Cyclone Idai hit east Zimbabwe and devastated the area including the small villages in Mutsvangwa surrounding Kopa Growth Point in Chimanimani District. More than 634 people died - with 82 swept down-river and buried as far as 40 km into Mozambique - and many others are still missing. 50,905 people were displaced, and more than 270,000 were affected and required assistance.

25 years earlier, we were working in the area, carrying out Zimbabwe’s first population survey on HIV. The results found that HIV was spreading rapidly and death rates were rising – even in remote rural areas - and helped convince the government to establish a National AIDS Trust Fund and a National AIDS Council. We are still in touch with families in the area and are keen to do something to help.

In the last year, the Zimbabwe Government, with help from international agencies and individuals from within and outside the country, launched a major emergency response and the local communities have begun to recover. However, the current recovery phase is grossly under-funded and, after visits and meetings with local people, we identified some small schemes that we believe would make a big difference to at least a few of the worst affected families.

Please have a look at the following link for the details: www.manicalandhivproject.org/chimanimaniappeal

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP? …

Please make a donation through JustGiving towards three projects that we hope to support with 'Hope for Kids' a local NGO and the local community:

1. Small grants to help families in Mutsvangwa rebuild houses destroyed or badly damaged by Cyclone Idai

2. Small grants to help families re-establish their livelihoods by restoring land and replanting cash crops

3. A community counselling service – based on Zimbabwe’s pioneering Friendship Bench model https://www.friendshipbenchzimbabwe.org/ - to provide psychosocial support for adults and children in Mutsvangwa affected by Cyclone Idai

Thank You!

Constance Nyamukapa and Simon Gregson

March 14, 2020

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  • Constance Nyamukapa and Simon Gregson6 months ago
    Constance Nyamukapa and Simon Gregson

    Constance Nyamukapa and Simon Gregson

    6 months ago

    A recent exciting development has been that one of our friends and colleagues, Prof James Hargreaves from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, has offered to contribute 50% of whatever he raises in a sponsored marathon next month (April 17th) to our appeal!! If you would like to support his efforts, the details are available at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jimanimani Any further direct contributions to our Cyclone Idai appeal will also, of course, be extremely welcome!

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  • Constance Nyamukapa and Simon Gregson6 months ago
    Constance Nyamukapa and Simon Gregson

    Constance Nyamukapa and Simon Gregson

    6 months ago

    Thank you all again very much for your really kind and generous contributions to our appeal! Progress with the projects was slowed initially by COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and then more heavy rains in Zimbabwe but lots has been done in the last few weeks and we expect most of the beneficiaries will move into their new houses in the next few days!! A detailed update report is available from this link: http://www.manicalandhivproject.org/chimanimaniappeal.html

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  • Gary Miles

    Gary Miles

    Apr 22, 2021

    £10.00

  • Morten

    Morten

    Mar 30, 2021

    Terrific initiative

    £80.00

  • Ben Lopman

    Ben Lopman

    Mar 29, 2021

    Thanks for your tireless work, Simon, Connie and team

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 20, 2020

    £20.00

  • Katie Fischel

    Katie Fischel

    Apr 17, 2020

    What excellent work you are doing. All the very best.

    £100.00

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    Jeff Eaton

    Apr 13, 2020

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    Anonymous

    Apr 6, 2020

    £20.00

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